Product Owner Leader - SAFe - PPaaS & Solutions F/M

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Publish Date: Jul 12, 2021

Location: Paris - 75, Ile-De-France, FR

Company: worldline

About Worldline
Worldline [Euronext: WLN] is the European leader in the payment and transactional services industry. With innovation at the core of its DNA, Worldline’s core offerings include pan-European and domestic Commercial Acquiring for physical or online businesses, secured payment transaction processing for banks and financial institutions, as well as transactional services in e-Ticketing and for local and central public agencies. Thanks to a presence in 30+ countries, Worldline is the payment partner of choice for merchants, banks, public transport operators, government agencies and industrial companies, delivering cutting-edge digital services. Worldline’s activities are organized around three axes: Merchant Services, Financial Services including equensWorldline and Mobility & e-Transactional Services. Worldline employs circa 12,000 people worldwide, with 2019 revenue of circa 5.3 billion euros. worldline.com

The Product Owner Leader is one of the key roles recognized by Scrum@Scale. The role is driven at the Scrum of Scrum Level.


As the Product Owner Leader you will having an overall vision of PPAAS. You will perform the role of the overall product owner within the product owner team for the PPAAS development efforts. You will rely on the product line owners and product owners to handle the intricate details of their product segments within the overall PPAAS vision. 


The Product Owner Leader will be a key participant in making the day-to-day business decisions in PPAAS with numerous Scrum Teams and multiple Product Owners. As the Product Owner Leader, you will prepare and maintain the overall Prioritized Product Backlog for PPAAS, using it to coordinate work through the Product Owners of the Scrum Teams. You will be responsible for the final deliverable of PPAAS releases. Apart from partoicipating in the day-to-day and strategic business decisions, the you will collaborate with the Product Owners, and Scrum Masters to develop a list of components and resources needed in common for all the teams throughout PPAAS.


As the Product Owner Leader you will have eight primary responsibilities. Your role works with the network of Product Owners on a daily basis to assist with impediment removal, product backlog refinement, and release planning. This arms the Product Owner with the information and assistance to make daily decisions that are critical for product success.


Responsibilities of the Product Owner Leader :


  • Has the same responsibilities of the PO but at scale.
  • Sets a strategic vision for the whole Scrum of Scrum.
  • Creates a single, prioritized backlog for the Product Owner(s) to decompose.
  • Performs release planning for the Scrum of Scrum.
  • Consolidates a minimal and uniform “Definition of Done” that applies to all teams.
  • Resolves dependencies and impediments raised by the teams.
  • Establishes and monitors effectiveness metrics.
  • Leads the MetaScrum event to linearly scale the role.




12 to 15 years of experience across business and system analysis, testing and quality, SAFe, Agile, product ownership and team management.

The 20 000 employees of Worldline are all different but share the same values. You can see it in the way we behave. We are curious and humble – we are learning every day, we keep things simple and everyone engaged. In our fast-moving industry, we are adaptable and life-long learners. Everyone demonstrates the same dedication to quality and efficiency. We have an entrepreneurial spirit and sense of service. Above all, we never turn our back on a challenge. These values nurture a dynamic and innovative team where everyone can develop and grow.

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